Well… week one of 2022 was nice… 😉
#1 Yuval Harari explained why humanity is far from helpless. Vaccines are great. Epidemics are no longer uncontrollable forces of nature. Science is great! 😉 Covid also has underlined the power of information technology. Another remarkable thing about the Covid is that the internet didn’t break. As humanity automates, digitalises and shifts activities online, it exposes us to new dangers – potential digital infrastructure crashes (our next “covid”) or even future digital dictatorships! Science cannot replace politics – and it is a pity… Our scientific achievements have placed an enormous responsibility on the shoulders of politicians – a lot of them have failed us… One reason for the gap between scientific success and political failure is that scientists co-operated globally, whereas politicians tended to feud…
#2 It seems that the bubble might be close to bursting. U.S. stocks finished lower Friday, and the Nasdaq Composite booked its worst week since February 2021…Will we get a bit more time on this crazy ride?
#3 But… how can we start another year without having some top list of trends? Expect momentum in Life Science Technologies. Really fast internet and better coverage with the expansion of 5G-6G and Satellite-Based Internet Usage. High-Performance Computing becoming mainstream, in parallel with continued growth in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing. Internet security and privacy issues will dominate our day-to-day. The Metaverse will shine in 2022 and… NFT Platforms will Boom and Blockchain technology will prevail! The Robotics sector will also become more prevalent. And last, but not least… there will be an increased urgency in the Renewable Energy Technology sector